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Amritsar: Metropolis in Punjab, India
Amritsar, historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, is a historic and the second largest city in the Indian state of Punjab. The city is the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district and is located in the Majha region of Punjab.

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Massive fire breaks out at dry fruit factory in Amritsar [Video]

Massive fire breaks out at dry fruit factory in Amritsar

Massive fire broke out at a dry fruit trading factory in Punjab's Amritsar on May 07. Fire tenders are present on the spot. No injuries have been reported so far. More details are awaited.

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Rain lashes in Amritsar [Video]

Rain lashes in Amritsar

Amritsar received light spell of rainfall on May 04. It brought relief from scorching heat among the locals. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) have predicted lash of rainfall in Punjab, Delhi..

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Golden Temple illuminates on Guru Arjan Dev's birth anniversary [Video]

Golden Temple illuminates on Guru Arjan Dev's birth anniversary

The Golden Temple in Amritsar illuminated on birth anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev. Devotees visited the gurdwara on the occasion . Diyas were also lit and fireworks were performed on the 5th guru's..

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PM Modi visits Delhi's Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib on 400th Prakash Parab of Guru Teg Bahadur [Video]

PM Modi visits Delhi's Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib on 400th Prakash Parab of Guru Teg Bahadur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Delhi on Saturday morning. PM Modi offered prayers at the gurudwara on the 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadur. He visited gurudwara..

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Devotees offer prayers at Golden Temple on 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur [Video]

Devotees offer prayers at Golden Temple on 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur

Devotees arrived at Amritsar's Golden Temple on May 01 to celebrate 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur. They took dip in the holy water and offered prayers. State government has decided to..

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'Nagar Kirtan' at Golden Temple to celebrate Guru Teg Bahadur's anniversary [Video]

'Nagar Kirtan' at Golden Temple to celebrate Guru Teg Bahadur's anniversary

On the occasion of 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur, a 'Nagar Kirtan' was organised by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), from Golden Temple to Gurdawara Guru Ka Mahal in..

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SGPC organises 'paath' of Guru Granth Sahib [Video]

SGPC organises 'paath' of Guru Granth Sahib

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) organised a 'paath' (recital) of Guru Granth Sahib on April 29. 'Paath' was organised at Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal in Amritsar. The event was organised to..

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Amritsar NGO feeding the needy since pandemic [Video]

Amritsar NGO feeding the needy since pandemic

In a bid to help people struggling to earn livelihood due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, an NGO in Amritsar is providing free food labourers and Rickshaw operations in the city. People reached to the..

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Amritsar's Guru Nanak Dev hospital receives 6 ton Oxygen [Video]

Amritsar's Guru Nanak Dev hospital receives 6 ton Oxygen

A tanker, carrying 6 tons of oxygen, arrived at Amritsar's Guru Nanak Dev hospital on April 24. The oxygen will however last for 10-12 hours. 7 patients died in Amritsar's private hospital due to lack..

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Devotees test COVID positive on return from Pakistan after Baisakhi [Video]

Devotees test COVID positive on return from Pakistan after Baisakhi

Few Sikh pilgrims have been tested positive for COVID-19 on their return from Pakistan after celebrating Baisakhi, informed Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur on..

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COVID: Migrants in Amritsar head home amid lockdown fear [Video]

COVID: Migrants in Amritsar head home amid lockdown fear

Scores of migrant workers gathered at the Amritsar railway station to return to their native places amid the rising fear of complete lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. One of the migrants said, "We are..

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Watch: Man freed from Pakistan jail, returns to India after 14 years [Video]

Watch: Man freed from Pakistan jail, returns to India after 14 years

A man, who was in Pakistan jail, returned to India after 14 years. Dharam Singh served 14 years of imprisonment in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail. Singh returned to India via Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar..

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JandK resident returns to India after 14 years of imprisonment in Pakistan [Video]

JandK resident returns to India after 14 years of imprisonment in Pakistan

A person returned to India via Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar on April 19 after being released from Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore. Dharam Singh is a resident of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda..

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Devotees visit Golden Temple to offer prayers on Baisakhi [Video]

Devotees visit Golden Temple to offer prayers on Baisakhi

Baisakhi, also known as the harvest festival of Punjab is being celebrated on April 13. Devotees in large numbers thronged Amritsar's Golden temple to offer prayers. They took holy dip in the sarovar..

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Grain market in Punjab deserted despite beginning of procurement process [Video]

Grain market in Punjab deserted despite beginning of procurement process

Grain market in Amritsar wore deserted look despite the state government announced the beginning of procurement of produce on Apr 10. Commission agents and farmers had staged strike in support of the..

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Oxygen shortage leaves 6 dead in Amritsar hospital

Six patients, four of them Covid-positive, gasped to death for want of oxygen at a private hospital in Amritsar on Saturday. While admitting to shortage of oxygen supplies in the district, the..
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Amritsar rural police nominate a Pakistani national after recovery of arms and ammunition near the international border


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Massive earthquake hits Afghanistan, tremors felt across north India

Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude was felt across north India, including Delhi, on Friday night and its epicentre was in Punjab's Amritsar.
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Earthquake hits Delhi-NCR, strong tremors felt in Jammu and Kashmir

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Amritsar, Punjab at 10:34 pm on Friday night.
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Delhi: Five passengers from UK test COVID-19 positive amid concerns over new coronavirus strain

Passengers arriving from the UK in Punjab were seen waiting in a long queue on Tuesday at the Amritsar airport to get themselves tested for COVID-19.
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By end 2023, go from Delhi to Katra in less than 7 hours

By 2023 Diwali, people can travel by road from Delhi to Katra (Maa Vaishno Devi) via Amritsar in less than seven hours. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has floated bids for the first..
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Resume trade between India and Pakistan: Cong MP from Amritsar to PM


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FCRA registration to Golden temple pathbreaking move: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said the the government's decision to allow the Golden Temple in Amritsar to receive foreign funds is a pathbreaking move and it will once again showcase the..
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At least 21 dead after drinking spurious liquor in Punjab's 3 districts, CM orders magisterial probe

The deaths took place in Punjab's Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran districts since Wednesday night. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial probe.
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Why two Bihar cops are stationed outside Navjot Singh Sidhu's Amritsar home for 4 days

For four days, two cops from Bihar have been waiting for the former Punjab minister to sign a piece of paper so they can go back to their home state.
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Kashmiri residents stranded in Pakistan to return via Attari border this week

The Jammu and Kashmir residents who are stranded in Pakistan due to the coronavirus outbreak will return by road via the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab starting June 25, officials said on Monday. The..
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Will accept Khalistan if govt offers it: Akal Takht Jathedar

The Jathedar of Akal Takht (the highest temporal seat of Sikhs) was talking to the media in Amritsar on the 36th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, which was carried out in 1984 to flush out..
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Soon, Delhi to Amritsar in just 4 hours on e-way


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Sarna writes to PM, seeks inclusion of Amritsar in Delhi-Katra Expressway


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UK lays on more flights to evacuate Covid-19 stranded Brits from India

The UK on Thursday announced seven further charter flights to bring over 2,000 stranded British travellers stranded in India due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown back home to the UK.All the new..
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Covid-19: 17 more charter flights to repatriate stranded Brits from India

The latest flights are scheduled for London from Ahmedabad on April 20, 22, 24, 26; from Amritsar on April 21, 23, 25 and 27; from Bangalore (via Ahmedabad) on April 23; from Delhi on April 21, 23, 25..
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UK to send 12 more charter flights to India, including Amritsar, to fly back its nationals

The UK is sending 12 more charter flights to India in the second round between April 13 to 20 to take back its nationals from Amritsar, New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Bengaluru,..
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Covid-19 lockdown: 20 stuck tourists return to Malaysia from Amritsar


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Delhi resident, 3-yr-old in Kerala among 7 new cases as corona count reaches 46

The number of novel coronavirus cases in India touched 46 on Monday with seven more persons testing positive since Sunday — two in Pune and one each from Kerala’s Ernakulam, Delhi, UP, Amritsar and..
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Coronavirus: 13 Iranian tourists quarantined at Amritsar hotel

The 13 Iranian tourist reached Amritsar on Thursday night, the official added. "They have been quarantined at their hotel rooms," Amritsar civil surgeon Prabhdeep Kaur told over phone. We are..
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PM suggests running trains between Patna Sahib & Amritsar


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Pakistani Hindus, Sikhs in Amritsar hail Modi government for CAA


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Air India set to launch direct flight from Amritsar to Patna starting October 27

To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Air India is to launch a direct flight from Amritsar to Patna starting Oct 27. The flight, operated by the 162-seater A320neo aircraft, will take..
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Devotees throng Golden Temple to celebrate Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Ram Das

Guru Ram Das is best known as the founder of the holy city of Amritsar, previously known as Ramdaspur.
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Amritsar train tragedy: A year on, victim's kin protest to seek justice

Hundreds of protesters participated in the march demanding justice and raised slogans against the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's government
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One year of Amritsar train tragedy: Victims' families march on Dussehra to demand justice

Hundreds of protestors participated in the march demanding justice and raised slogans against the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's government.
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Langur-dressed devotees make a beeline in Punjab

Starting with the celebrations of Navratri, a 10-day 'Langur Mela' on Sunday commenced in Punjab's Amritsar which will be concluded on the next of Dussehra. It is believed that parents wish for a child..
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Security up at Pathankot airbase, Amritsar airport

Investigations revealed that Pakistan-based terror outfits have been smuggling arms into Punjab through newer technology of drones
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Another Pakistan drone recovered in Amritsar near India-Pakistan border: Police

The Punjab Police on Friday recovered a Pakistani drone, a second such seizure within three days, at a border village here which was used to airdrop arms and ammunition in Punjab, police said. Earlier,..
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Cops seize heroin worth Rs 37 cr in Amritsar

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He relished Amritsari kulchas, recommended good eateries to Advani

The city of Golden Temple was his 'nanka' (maternal grandparents' home). “He knew all the eating joints in the walled city,” reminisced BJP politician Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina. Amritsar resident..
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Diocese of Amritsar to visit Valley, will hold meetings with religious heads


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Canterbury's archbishop Justin Welby to offer peace prayers in Amritsar, but all eyes on Jallianwala Bagh visit


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Punjab government starts Operation Clean to end drug issue

A team of police officers has been formed to seize drugs in several parts of Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Mansa, and Amritsar.
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Cops bust Rs 5,000 crore heroin racket with links to Taliban

A 120-day operation by Delhi Police’s special cell has blown the lid off a narcotics cartel controlled by a Taliban leader and his Pakistani counterpart, leading to the biggest ever contraband haul..
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NCB launches major crackdown against illegal drug operations in Punjab; posts new team in Amritsar

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has deployed a special team of sleuths in the state to undertake "coordinated" action against the illegal narcotics trade.
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